Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Govt to restructure cotton production methods

Govt to restructure cotton production methods

31
Mar '08
Cotton production target for the period 2008-09 is proposed to be 14.11 million bales from an area of 3.2 million hectares during the upcoming kharif season.

Anticipated produce from some of the regions including Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan is 11, 0.63, 0.01, and 0.10 million bales respectively.

Target for the previous year was revised and brought down from 14.14 million bales to 11.6 million bales. This is because, cotton produce was badly affected during the period by floods, rains, mealy bug attack, Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) and by the use of sub standard quality of seeds.

Even at present, cotton arrival into the ginneries as on February 1, amounted to nearly 10.64 million bales as against 11.92 million bales registered at the similar period in 2007. Although cotton is still flowing in, a shortfall of 10.77 percent was recorded for the time being.

Government and industry officials are worried over the declining quality of cotton and higher prices for seed cotton which stand at Rs1453 per 40 kg against Rs1164 in 2007.

Finding a solution to this prevailing crisis, the Government has urged cotton growers to resort to Brazilian cotton production model.

This model has virtually transformed Brazil from an importer of cotton to one of the largest cotton exporter in a very short time. In line with this exemplary performance made by the country, experts suggest that Government of Pakistan needs to spend a substantial amount on research and development for growing cotton.


Interviews View All

Top executives, Fabric manufacturers

Top executives
Fabric manufacturers

Domestic manufacturers would get an edge over imported products

Claudia Kersten, Global Organic Textile Standard

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Amardeep Singh, Orient Craft

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Karen Lou,

Karen Lou

Australia-based Sunseeker has been creating swimwear since 1970. Sunseeker ...

Paolo Crespi,

Paolo Crespi

Japan's Epson, a leader in digital textile printing, Italy's For.Tex, a...

John Kelley,

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Isabel Herranz, European School of Business & innovation

Isabel Herranz
European School of Business & innovation

Cutting-edge ideas like the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence ...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Sneha Arora, Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora
Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology,...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search